Click the hyperlink to take you straight to the Warmer Cheltenham website.Warmer Cheltenham
To see an example of a Sustainability House please follow this link – Sustainable House in Cheltenham
Warmer Cheltenham is the name given to a new volunteer led energy saving project organised by Vision 21, a Gloucestershire based sustainability charity. We were given a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to design a website for people who want to sympathetically renovate older properties and in particular, anyone wanting to save energy.
Focused on Cheltenham, our free website (www.warmer.org.uk) contains information for house owners and landlords, as well as building trade professionals and designers. The website is now up and running and we want to recruit volunteers to act as our Messengers and tell people all about it.
No previous experience is necessary and there is no selling involved. All we are asking for volunteers to do is to become part of our team and spread the word to their friends, work colleagues and possibly at community events. Messengers will be part of a team making a positive contribution to Cheltenham and making it a more sustainable place to live by helping people to both reduce their fuel bills and their energy consumption.
All Messengers will receive a free half day training session covering the basics of home energy saving in older properties, how to use and navigate the website, what types of information the Warmer site contains and also include an introduction to energy efficiency in older properties.
The web site has been specifically designed for ease of use, ease of finding the right information and the creation of a personalised report. Messengers will also benefit from knowing that they are helping a charity and their community, plus for those wanting to develop a voluntary sector career, when it comes to job hunting this type of involvement and activity will always look good on a CV.